Expand your viewing options with smart TV functionality. Make your favorite content come to life at four times the clarity of standard HD. Inject color and contrast into every scene while keeping the picture crystal clear. The 70-inch Sony X830F can do all that — plus a lot more — for just $1,099.99 MSRP. But is it really worth the price? Find out in our Sony X830F TV review.
- Model details: 70″ UHD 3840 x 2160 LED Panel
- Smart Platform: Android TV with Google Assistant built-in; compatible with Alexa & Google Home.
- Video Interface: HDMI (4 ports), SCART, Composite, Component.
- Special Manufacturer Functions: Triluminos Display; 4K X-Reality PRO Engine; Live Color; Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
- Other Features: Dynamic Backlight Control; PhotoTV HD; i-Manual; Sleep Timer.
- Dimensions: 61.7 x 35.7 x 3.1 Inches; 56.4 lbs (without stand).
How Good is the Sony X830F?
At first glance, it’s immediately clear that Sony has invested lots of time into the design. The X830F sits stably on whatever piece of furniture you put it on, with just enough space for a soundbar underneath the display. And with room for basic cable management provided by the back panel, this TV will integrate perfectly into your entertainment setup. It also blends in nicely with your decor despite its humongous size.
Under the hood, Sony’s X1 HDR Processor works to deliver the all-around cinematic experience right to your living room. Everything is upscaled to 4K UHD quality, while Motionflow XR 960 technology keeps blur down to a minimum when the action gets intense. And thanks to Triluminous Display Technology, the X830F turns even the most mundane scene into one brimming with color and detail — regardless of whether it’s heavenly bright or eerily dark.
Sounds pretty good, but what exactly will you be watching? Well, the X830F floods you with options wherever you turn. There’re 3 USB and 4 HDMI ports to connect all your gadgetry, plus Android TV OS acting as your one-stop-shop for streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, DirecTV, and Sling TV). It also supports screen mirroring and content sharing with smartphones and tablets. Meanwhile, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa will let you track down content via voice control.
Inevitably, the Sony X830F TV review does have a couple of drawbacks. It’s a Vertical Alignment (VA) panel, on one hand, so side viewing angles aren’t the best. The lack of local dimming functionality will also pose an inconvenience in dark rooms.
But let’s face it: Those wouldn’t be your top priorities when shopping for a TV this size. What you’re really looking for is immersive entertainment — to make your favorite movies/shows/games come to life. Or aren’t you? The Sony X830F is definitely worth a closer look.